[1394] Re: Firewire Formatting Utilities

Erik Gilchrist erikgil at metagrafix.com
Fri Dec 6 07:48:56 PST 2002

Quoting DaleH <dhoff at margnat.com>:

> >Quoting DaleH <dhoff at margnat.com>:
> >>  I'd like to be able to format all of my Firewire drives with one
> >  > utility. . .  I'd like some user
> >  > feedback on whether other utilities might work on all Firewire/USB
> >>  devices.
> >>
> >>  DaleH
> >
> >Well, I only have one FW external device.  A OWC Mercury Elite 60GB
> FW1/USB2
> >drive.  It came with Initech (sp?) Tools.  I just used the Disk Utility
> on my
> >Jaguar machine to initialize and partition it.
> Erik, (and other who suggested using Jaguar's Disk Utility) -
> I moved a Firewire drive over to a Jaguar machine (10.2.1) and 
> launched Disk Utility.
> The FW drive was recognized by the utility and I was able to run First
> Aid.
> When I moved over to the "Erase" option, it appears that I could 
> proceed to erase the drive but the "Install Mac OS 9 Drivers" option 
> box was greyed out. An explanation followed:
> 	"If this option is not selected, this device cannot
> 	be used by a computer running Mac OS9.
> 	This option does not affect Classic."
> I take this to mean that if I use Jaguar's Disk Utility to format a 
> Firewire drive I will not be able to move that drive back to a 
> computer running OS9? If this is so, I can't use Apple's Disk Utility 
> to format my Firewire drives.
> DaleH

Dale,  Unfortunately I am not near my LAN to doublecheck that.  I forget if I
was able to set OS9 drivers when I foramatted and partitioned my OWC drive.  I
will check it this weekend.


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